New tribal circuit under ‘Swadesh Darshan’ to be inaugurated in Nagaland
Neiphiu Rio, Nagaland chief minister to inaugurate the tourism project ‘Development of Tribal Circuit – Peren-Kohima-Wokha’, which was approved by the Ministry of Tourism in November 2015 for Rs. 97.36 crore. KJ Alphons, Union Minister for Tourism and Khehovi Yepthomi, Advisor for Tourism, Art & Culture will also be present on the occasion, taking place at Naga Heritage Village Kisama on December 5, 2018.
The project is implemented under the ‘Swadesh Darshan Scheme’ of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
Facilities like tribal tourist village, eco log huts, open air theater, tribal rejuvenation center, cafeteria, helipad, tourist interpretation center, wayside amenities, last mile connectivity, public conveniences, multipurpose hall, nature trails, trekking routes etc. have been developed under the project.
In addition to the above project, the ministry has sanctioned another project in Nagaland “Development of Tribal circuit – Mokokchung–Tuensang-Mon” for Rs. 99.67 crore. The implementation of the project is in progress.
Swadesh Darshan scheme is one among the flagship schemes of the Ministry of Tourism for development of thematic circuits in the country in a planned and prioritised manner. Under this scheme the Government is focussing on development of quality infrastructure in the country with objective of providing better experience and facilities to the visitors on one hand and on other hand fostering the economic growth.
The scheme was launched in 2014 -15 and as on date the Ministry has sanctioned 73 projects worth projects for Rs. 5873.26 Crore to 30 States and Union Territories. 30 projects and/or major components of these projects are expected to be completed this year. 8 projects have been inaugurated as on date under the scheme.